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Chief Scientific Officer

Inscopix is a discovery phase neurotechnology company developing a platform to map the brain.  We are seeking a Chief Scientific Officer to help define and execute on a vision to revolutionize the understanding and treatment of brain diseases and disorders.  The Chief Scientific Officer will be responsible for establishing the Company’s strategic research roadmap, leveraging a team of talented scientists and research activities that have thus far primarily focused on catalyzing neuroscience discovery, to build internal and external R&D programs to support translationally-relevant objectives.  Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Scientific Officer will be a key member of Inscopix’s Executive Team and a partner to the CEO and the founding team in executing on a broader vision focused on human impact. 


  • Strategize on key therapeutic areas with large unmet clinical needs that have the potential of being disrupted by Inscopix’s platform and the data generated
  • Develop collaborative relationships with Key Opinion Leaders in therapeutic areas of interest, with the objective of establishing foundational pre-clinical data sets providing new insights into disease biology and pathways for therapeutic intervention
  • Leverage external collaborator data sets, published customer data, and internal research programs, to validate disease biomarkers and to develop proof-of-concept workflows for pre-clinical assays
  • Establish translationally-relevant correlates of Inscopix platform data in disease models, to increase translational relevance of pre-clinical data, to provide clinical signatures for diagnostics and to evaluate compound efficacy in clinical trials
  • Together with the leadership team, enable commercialization of the Inscopix platform for translational research laboratories, expanding Inscopix’s market beyond basic Neuroscience research laboratories
  • Capitalizing on disease model biomarker data and integrated workflows for pre-clinical assays, develop partnerships with Pharma / Biotech and Contract Research Organizations to establish Inscopix’s platform and services as a cornerstone of next-generation neurotherapeutic development
  • Explore partnerships with emerging neuro-device companies to provide a platform for enabling precision neuro-device development for re-tuning malfunctioning brain circuits
  • Guide continued development of Inscopix’s leading edge neurotechnology platforms to enable cutting edge basic and translationally-relevant Neuroscience research
  • Lead the Inscopix Scientific Advisory Board, conducting periodic SAB meetings
  • Represent Inscopix globally at scientific meetings and at summits on brain health
  • Lead a team of talented scientists, growing top talent and attracting top scientific talent to Inscopix


  • Highly accomplished scientific leader with a passion for research and a desire to make impact beyond the lab
  • PhD (MD/PhD preferred), with 15+ years as academic faculty and/or Pharma/Biotech executive
  • Expertise in translational research, in areas such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Pain, and experience with drug and/or device development in these and/or other areas
  • Strong publication track record
  • Ability to mentor and grow scientific talent

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About Us:

Decoding the neural language of the brain is the defining scientific challenge and opportunity of the 21st Century.  Inscopix is a discovery phase neurotechnology company based in Palo Alto developing a platform and full stack for real-time brain mapping.  Our team brings together deep domain expertise in neuroscience, physics, engineering, software development, and data science and is enabling radically new approaches to understanding the brain in health and disease.  Inscopix’s neurotechnologies and the knowledge that they foster will transform human existence, from alleviating the suffering caused by debilitating brain disorders, to the development of advanced artificial intelligence, to a more profound understanding of what makes us human.  nVista and nVoke, our flagship products, are in use today at over 350 research institutions across the world, and have resulted in over 65 top-tier scientific publications on learning, memory, cognition, and on the brain circuits implicated in diseases such as Parkinson’s.  Our instrumentation products are accompanied with sophisticated data analysis software as part of end-to-end solutions for generating and analyzing brain activity data. Inscopix has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and by Deloitte as one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies.

Inscopix is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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